Thursday, January 9, 2014

REVIEW-T.O.M.B.-THIRD WAVE HOLOCAUST-CD

T.O.M.B.-THIRD WAVE HOLOCAUST-CD
MALIGNANT RECORDS/BLACK PLAGVE PRODUCTIONS
BLACK NOIZE/RITUAL AMBIENT/PARANORMAL EVIDENCE
COMES IN A FOUR-PANEL DIGIPACK
RITUAL PERFORMANCES CONDUCTED BY:
JOSEPH CURWEN AND DXM KULT.
OCCULT ARTISTS ON THIS RECORDING:
PANTHER MODERN
JOSEPH CURWEN
AMORTE
CAROLYN GADBOIS
It's a bold statement to call your album "Third Wave Holocaust"
and not one that many artists would be able to live up to.
However..With T.O.M.B. being the first to successfully coin
the term "Black Noize" I feel that they are the most worthy
to do such a thing.This isn't black noize in the sense that
most think of these days as it is not really a combination
of black metal and noize music..but it is pitch black noize
in a real sense.In that this is noize music crafted through
real darkness.T.O.M.B. is a shadowy collective of nameless
individuals that create sonic soundscapes through the creation
and use of field recordings taken from places that are said
to be haunted.Recorded in graveyards, adandoned prisons and
other horrorific backdrops.Using metal rods to bang on crypts
for drums and percussion.Ritual chants for vocals.Contact mics
scrapping on coffins and crumbling tombstones.So yes many people
consider black noize to be the natural progression of extreme
underground music and a legitimate third wave and the workings
of T.O.M.B. are as black as they come.Not since STALAGGH has a
band dared to push the boundries in such a dark and sinister
manner.Where things go from here is anyones guess but for the
time being T.O.M.B. reigns supreme.
I.) ANTAGONIZING THE UNKNOWN:
Scraping noize and ritual incantations.A ritual ambient
soundtrack to walking in the shadow of death.Bells peirce
the air to purify the atmosphere for this great work.Strange
voices moan and scream as sub-bass rumbling and shrill feedback
fill the room.This album is by far more aggressive than the work
found on the UAG album so brace yourselves for that if you were
a fan of that one.Calls from the grave swirl in black mass as
the earth quakes from caverns below.The unknown has awaken from
the depths and approaches swift on black wings.
II.) ELECTRIC EXCORCISM:
A sudden burst of super harsh noize and howling cavernous winds.
It sounds like the very gates of Hell have burst open and swung
wide ripping the hinges.1000 screaming daemons in chaotic unison.
All the ripping and tearing sonic experimentation of HNW but with
much more going on.A literal sound collage in every sense.With each
passing moment additional layers add to the monstrocity until all winds
down and fades away.The third wave has most certainly arrived and it
is a holocaust indeed.
III.) THE GREAT VENERAT INSULT:
From the ashes of track two a dense wave of crackling noize arrives
expanding like cemetery fog neath the midnight moon.Metallic percussion
pounds on through the eerie night.Rumbling static and distant whispers
from entities of an inhuman nature.Increasing in tempo and volume as
the seconds slowly pass.For the best (or worst) experience blast this
late at night through good headphones an in total darkness.
IV.) NA LA GORE NA:
A spoken chant in an empty room echoes off the walls.The tone is
similar to early CURRENT 93...Think "Maldoror is dead" Rushing
gusts of wind swirl around the practitioner and give potency to
the ritual.Harsh noize joins to aid to the dark rite conjuring
nameless entities from beyond the veils of human experience.It
sounds as if the mage is entranced.Enthralled in dark workings
and on another plane of existence that few would dare to reach.
Comparisons can be made to BRIGHTER DEATH NOW although this is
much more aggressive in nature and harsher in tone.Again all
slowly fades paving the way for the next abomination.
V.) VULGARITY:
Harsh crunching static rips and tears at the ear drums with
no remorse.Distorted churching and scraping.It sounds like
a million insects are clawing at your skull and chewing at
your flesh in frenzied hunger.Crushing waves of black to
sink the soul beneath.Voices carried on carrion winds invite
you to the deeper realms of death.You have now been devoured
whole and all thats left for you to do is walk forever through
the valley of the damned.
VI.) DISRUPTING ADMIN:
A brief echo like death knocking at your door with bony fingers.
Harsh noize then echoing through a vast waste disrupting the
slumber of the grave.Crashes of static and wailing tones dance
together in macabre fashion.Calls from pits below inviting you
further into the depths of damnation.
VII.) VOM VOODOO:
Graven whispers and howling winds.Low pounding percussion and
voices of despair and agony.It sounds like a ritual in which
a nameless cult prepares a human sacrifice as participants
dance entranced around a bon fire.More frantic as the rite
persists and blood is shed to appease whatever dark God is
being honored on this night.Crashing noize and scraping metal.
Rattling chains and bones.A final cheer and a final cry of woe.
The holocaust approaches.
VIII.) THIRD WAVE HOLOCAUST:
Loud metallic slams as metal pounds on metal.Hissing winds rush
fourth as static builds.Crawling chaos slowly makes way to usher
in the end.The world ends in whispers and a bang.Repetitive droning
death in all it's glory.The voices of a tiny world below ring out in
suffering as wave after wave of torment sweeps the earth destroying
all in it's wake.
IX.) CLAIRVOYANT FREQUENCIES:
High end feedback and flesh stripping noize expands and crushes whatever
may stand in it's way.A roaring ocean of foaming noize.Swirling tides reach
the shores and linger longer than natural grasping and pulling everything
into the deepest depths.Pure electric mayhem.By no means easy listening
even by noize standards.Total harsh frequencies distributed as entertainment.
A great way to drown out the world around you and piss off annoying neighbors
at the same time. 
X.) TRUBUTE TO HANHUA:
A silent end (so far) to this beast of an album.Ringing bells close the ritual
as a female voice chants on through a haze of black ambience.Dreamy and surreal.
gentle waves of noize pulse on in the background.Harsh high end feedback comes
and goes drifting and dying as quick as it came.The chanting grows louder as if
suddenly more inspired and focused sending fourth energy and filling the air with
a sort of electricity that is only experienced when deep in a work of occult magic.
It ends in the echoed traces of the chant as they drift off as phantoms of a great work.
A PERFECT SOUNDTRACK TO LATE NIGHT INVOKATIONZ:
7.5/10
-ABATTOIR-
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